Manchester City has gotten a perfect start to the season. The 3-0 win over West Bromwich on Opening Weekend was followed up by another 3-0 win over reigning champions Chelsea.
It was the two last champions that came together at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Sunday. City came out flying and had a great opportunity to score just 22 seconds into the game. Chelsea looked a bit flat and tired, just like they did in the 2-2 game against Swansea last weekend.
The big difference here was that City were able to dictate play and push the Chelsea defense. Asmir Begovic, who replaced suspended Thibaut Courtois in the Chelsea net, had to be on his toes and had a couple of good saves early on. Sergio Aguero was in fine form for City and got several good opportunities. Last season’s Golden Boot winner broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute after a great strike inside the penalty area.
Kurt Zouma replaced John Terry at halftime for Chelsea, but the young Frenchman didn’t have much of an impact on the game as Chelsea’s defending as a whole was not up to par. City kept creating chances and had 10 shots on goal throughout the game.
City captain Vincent Kompany made it 2-0 in the 79th minute with a perfectly place header off a David Silva corner. Kompany tied his jump and headed the ball in off the right post. Fernandinho finished the scoring in the 85th minute with a wicked shot right on the line of the penalty area after some questionable defending by Chelsea.
City tops the table after the two wins, and Chelsea are down in 16th with just a single point.